The Specifications of the Zenith CH650

Jabiru 3300 (110hp) Rotax 912S (100hp) Lycoming O-235 (116hp)
Wing Span 27ft 27ft 27ft
Wing Area 132 sq.ft. 132 sq.ft. 132 sq.ft.
Length 20ft 20ft 20ft
Horizontal Tail Span 7ft 7in 7ft 7in 7ft 7in
Rudder Tip Height 6ft 6 in 6ft 6 in 6ft 6 in
Empty Weight 695lb 690lb 800lb
Useful Load 625lb 630lb 520lb
Gross Weight 1320lb 1320lb 1320lb
Wing Loading 9.85psf 9.85psf 9.85psf
Fuel Capacity 24 Gal. 24 Gal. 24 Gal.
Power Loading 11.8 lb/hp 11.8 lb/hp 11.8 lb/hp
Cabin Width 44in 44in 44in
Load Factor (G) ultimate +6/-4 g +6/-4 g +6/-4 g

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The Performance of the Zenith CH650
Figures based on a Zenith CH650 with a gross weight of 1300lbs, standard atmosphere, sea level, no wind.  Range and endurance figures are quoted with no fuel reserves.  All technical data, specifications and performance figures are subject to change without notice.

Jabiru 3300 (110hp) Rotax 912S (100hp) Lycoming O-235 (116hp)
Max Cruise (Sea Level) 138mph 134mph 138mph
75% Cruise @8000 ft (TAS) 160mph 155mph 160mph
VNE 160mph 160mph 160mph
VS1 Stall Speed – no flaps 51mph 51mph 51mph
VS0 Stall Speed – flaps down 44mph 44mph 44mph
Rate of Climb 1200fpm 900fpm 930fpm
Take-off Roll 500ft 550ft 500ft
Landing Distance 500ft 500ft 500ft
Range(standard miles) 662 miles 656 miles 575 miles
Endurance 4.8 hours 4.9 hours 4.2 hours
Load Factor (G) ultimate +6/-4 g +6/-4 g +6/-4 g

Light Sport Aircraft Regulations
The STANDARD Zenith CH650 kit aircraft meets the definition of a Light-Sport Aircraft as defined by “Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft” (7/20/04). A Sport Pilot may fly any aircraft that meets the definition of a Light-Sport Aircraft, and such aircraft does not need to change its certification category to be operated by a Sport Pilot.

Zenith Aircraft Company cannot guarantee that the aircraft, as constructed by the builder, will meet the definition of a Light-Sport Aircraft. Due to the gross weight and stall speed limitations of the Sport Pilot / Light-Sport Aircraft category, it is recommended that the aircraft be kept “as light as possible” if planning to operate the aircraft in this category. Larger and heavier engines and other installed equipment will limit the useful load of the aircraft, and may disqualify the aircraft from meeting the defined category limits.